Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Pastels for Aurora Wings


Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with the theme of



I've made an Easter decoration using the adorable Mama, It's So Fluffy available HERE on Etsy and HERE in the AW shop and Easter Chick 2-pack available HERE and HERE.  I like to call it "Hanging with my Peeps".  I've had the paper mache egg shell with wire chicken feet for years and used to line the inside with plastic and fill it with wheat grass (I actually have 3 of them in different heights) for the Easter table.  We now go out for Easter dinner so I was thrilled to find a cute new use for this fun little receptacle.



Here's a closeup of the sweet kitty and all his "peeps".  I've colored with Copics with additional fur detail from Prismacolor pencils.  Mama, It's So Fluffy comes in jpg form only, but I've used the png version of Easter Chicks to merge two of them directly in my printing program.  I also flipped and printed some additional chicks to add to the scene.  They've all been fussy cut and I find when cutting fluffy animals, it's easier to use my curved manicure scissors rather than my craft knife, although I did use the knife to cut the small areas between their legs first.  For the really fluffy guys I snip into the fur to get the definition, while I just sort of rocked the scissors around the edges of the less fluffy guys which suggests texture rather than just cutting a harsh straight line .



All of the elements are stuck into some natural fiber "Easter grass" that fills the egg.  The woven basket is a new die from Gina Marie, as are the candy "Peeps" that I've run through my Xyron face down and dusted with glitter.  The lovely doily is from Heartfelt Creations.  I cut all of these element twice so I could sandwich a toothpick between them for stability.



Here's how the back of the basket looks.  I've cut it from digital paper from KJ Arting that actually is a basket weave.  The pattern is quite subtle because I reduced it to the size of the die cut.  However, the colors available were too dark for my pastel theme, so I experimented with changing the color in my Printmaster Platinum Program until I'd softened it enough. This doesn't work with all digital papers but it's always worth a try.  You can come up with some surprising results.

I wanted the decoration to be decent looking from all angles.  The gorgeous pastel crinkle ribbon is from DL.Art, the pink poufy things and mint green dealy bobs have been in my stash forever and helped fill in some space.



Even from the back the view is acceptable.  WooHoo!  I really had fun with this project.  Now run along and check out the gorgeous inspiration from my Stella Teamies and please come and play along, but not before you check out the fabulous Coupon that runs through Tuesday April 4th, good on both AW Etsy and AW.com.



Oh, and BTW, the new April 2017 FB contest just started in the Stamps by Aurora Wings FB Group.  Check it out HERE.  Did you know that you can enter the FB contests with coloring only, or even previous projects that fit the current theme?


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30 comments:

  1. Super AWESOME ... this is absolutely fabulous Donna. What a delight xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Love this one, Donna! It makes me squeal from utter cuteness every time I see it. That's so cool you had that awesome egg shell with feet from before to make this with. The kitten and all the chicks look totally adorable in this Easter scene. Also the Peeps bunnies in a basket - brilliant touch! This does look great from all angles, which is no surprise. Thank you so much for this amazing inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings, Donna! Mitzi xxx

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  3. wow, thank you so much for this inspiration, what a stunning project. I love what you did with the digis and how you placed them, this will make a lovely Easter corner in your house, lots of hugs, Marion

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  4. love this gorgeous creation!

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  5. This is sooo cute and creative. Your work always amazes me. Love it. Hugz

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  6. Spectacular, cute, fabby and inspirational! Stunning wow factor. Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  7. Such a beautiful make.. wow. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

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  8. Oh my gosh this is absolutely amazing. I love it. Fantastic work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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  9. Your creation is adorable and so full of detail.

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  10. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  11. Stunning masterpiece Donna. I love the winking kitty. The ribbon and flowers go perfectly. Those peeps are too cute. Thank you for joining the DL.ART April Linky Challenge.

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  12. Hi this is stunning the kitty and chicks are so cute. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 39 Anything Goes sponsored by A Day for Daisies. Hugs Jackie DT

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  13. This filled Easter Egg is so precious! I love the kitty with all the baby chicks around her, and the peeps in the background! Gorgeous Easter decoration! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Challenges!

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  14. Another perfect project Donna. So cute. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get IT this week. Judy DT

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  15. Amazing!! love this one... super cute project.. <3 xx

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  16. Wow what a great idea!! love it

    Hugz Tinz

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  17. I first saw this over on the Outlawz, Donna, and raved about it there. It's incredible! What a fabulous amount of work it took. I'm just tickled to pieces that you are supporting our new 'critter' challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and I hope you'll become a regular. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

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  18. This is just fabulous Donna x
    Thanks for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xx

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  19. Holy cow! I LOVE this! It's brilliant! I don't know why I never thought to use my Xyron "backwards" to add glitter to something. I'm totally doing that now. xxM

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  20. Fabulous Donna, such a great idea and those lil chicks are adorable x

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  21. A Delightful and eyecatching make, love it ALL, I'm with you with the manicure scissors.
    Faith
    x

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  22. Donna this is fabulous! Such a great idea and so well executed. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

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  23. Oh my word! Super adorable.❤ Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  24. Donna - this is stunning - i love all the critters! Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)

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  25. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations!

    Natasja
    DT CCC digi creations

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  26. Hi Donna! My goodness this is so amazing and has all of the perfect elements of Spring and Easter. Really adorable! Thanks so much for joining my EGG-citing blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  27. This is so fun!! What a very cool way to make this digi into a decor peice!! Soooo brilliant as always!! Where do you come up with these ideas?

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  28. Great take on the theme, the image is great! Love all the extra layers and details too.
    Thanks for playing along at Crafting When We Can :)

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  29. Fabulous project Donna love all the embellishments and details---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  30. Great card.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Helen DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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Thanks for making my day!